Hanna Center presents 6th annual backpack giveaway

This Labor Day was the sixth annual backpack give away during Hanna Fest at the Hanna Community Center.

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 3:55 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- This Labor Day was the sixth annual backpack give away during Hanna Fest at the Hanna Community Center.

Families received free school supplies and a very fun afternoon, hosted by the Hanna Center.

Over 300 backpacks were filled with items including notebooks, pencils and erasers for Pre-k through 12th graders.

Attendees also experienced a beer garden, food, games and a cake walk.

Executive Director of Hanna Center Heather Maddox says the event originally started as a fundraiser, but it's now evolved into a community celebration.

She expressed her appreciation to the community for all the support they've given.

"Every bit of support we get helps a lot whether it be volunteers or monetary, just people talking about us and supporting us in the community it means a lot to us," Maddox said.

Maddox said the event usually draws around 150 people each year.

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